I thank my God every time I remember you, even when you're driving me crazy.
In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy (Lord help me) because of your partnership with the gospel from the first day until now. Your partnership with the gospel currently results from your connection to your family, but I pray that someday it will become your own.
I am confident of this, that He who began a good work in you will carry it on to completion until the day of Christ Jesus. He will carry on the good work in you, not me.
I have you in my heart.
All of you share in God's grace with me. Thank you Lord!
And this is my prayer:
that your love may abound more and more
in knowledge and depth of insight,
so that you may be able to discern what is best and may be
and blameless for the day of Christ,
filled with the fruit of righteousness that comes through Jesus Christ-
to the glory and praise of God.